Surviving Air Travel
I’ve talked a lot about what to do prior to flying. Or at least what not to do (Reminder: Avoid sitting at the gate. Walk, Squat. March. Just don’t sit before you sit). But what to do once you’re on that 10 hour flight? How to counter some of the circulation, postural...
Pilates Process director Laura Helsel reflects on ways to enjoy the excess of the holidays while staying attuned to health. Here, Laura shares her personal guidelines.
STOP PULLING YOUR SHOULDERS BACK AND DOWN!
This common cue can be taking you further out of alignment. The arguement for softer stability.
Bone Rhythms and the Franklin Method®
The Franklin Method® can be hard to quantify and can seem dry and technical. Here Laura aims to clarify the key elements of bone rhythms and embodiment.
The Case for Movement Efficiency
Sometimes the path to power Pilates is with a lighter core, and more release. Learn to move efficiently for the optimal results.
You love Pilates. It’s changed your life. Is teaching for you?
PP Director Laura Helsel shares her experience guiding students through Pilates training. Drawing on many interviews with hesitant registrants Laura shares her thoughts on the steps and considerations to teaching.
The Sedentary Spiral
Most of us experience pockets of lethargy when it can be so hard to get going. Laura’s personal push to stay on top of movement and stop the sedentary spiral.
The (often futile) Search for Easy Hips and Power Gluts
Strengthening the gluteal muscles is recommended for virtually every hip and knee issue that exists. From patellar femoral syndrome and hip impringement to tight IT bands and dropped arches, improving the strength of the big power muscles of the bum are a key component to recovery. What to do when they don’t cooperate?
The Pitfalls of Self Care
Seeking the perfect balance between nurturing self care and striving forward with focus can be complicated. Helpful tips to get the most out of your self care plan.
Motivation to Change
Research shows the challenges of creating a change in our habits. Most of us can up the chances of success by implementing these 4 fundamental rules.
Rotator Cuff Remedies
Shoulder pain is extremely common amongst the 50+ age group and it often develops without traumatic impact to the joint. No falling, no car accident, just a quickly developing annoyance that can limit the joint’s range of motion, greatly interfere with sleep and cause...
Long hours of sitting was problematic in the work place pre-pandemic and working from home has only made it worse.
It can feel impossible to add yet another thing to your day, like stretching or taking a Pilates class. Here’s some guidelines to help add regular movement breaks into your day.
Pilates Props: Why we love the Squishy Ball
We are often asked why we insist on small props in all of our virtual mat classes. After all, Pilates was not designed with balls and bands, and don’t they just complicate things? Sometimes they actually simplify things. The PP method is all about ease, efficiency and...
Your Chair Won’t Save You
A good office chair can make a difference. But there is no level of chair that can make your body happy with static positions. And sometimes, less support makes things better.
The (Unexpected) Perks of Private Sessions Online
The benefits of online private training: a deeply immersive experience
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